Jess Bass, a well-known professional within the trading and foreign exchange (forex) industry, has been hired by Crédit. They are roping him in as one of the senior traders for their emerging markets FX and rates.
This came to public knowledge due to Bass’ LinkedIn profile. The profile change made it clear that he obtained the new position back in September this year, and is currently based within the Greater New York City Area. FX Week reported his move to the French back as well.
Fifteen Years of Standard Chartered
Bass, through joining Crédit Agricole, has ended a 15-year total term within Standard Chartered Bank, his previous employer. His current stint was an eleven-year tenure at the company, serving last as Executive Director of Emerging Markets Forex and Trading Ratings within the British multinational bank.
That wasn’t the first time Bass had worked for Standard Chartered, however. Before the 11 year stint, He had worked for a bit more than four years within the UK based bank. From the months of June 2003 to August 2007, he was an employee of Standard Chartered as well. From what can be gathered, this was the start of his career within the Forex industry.
In the small year gap of 2008, Bass worked with Lehman Brothers, a now-bust investment bank. He was the Vice President for Local Market Trading. A sad event, but clearly, it did well for him.
A Man of Multiple Degrees
Bass isn’t just a man with at least 16 years’ experience in the financial market. He is also a man of two degrees to brag about, though his skill and expertise are what sets him apart. He achieved these degrees before starting his financial career, clearly desiring a strong base before stepping into this competitive arena.
Bass studied at Northwestern University first, back in 1994. He finished his degree in 1998, earning a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics. Afterward, he went to Columbia University’s Business School. Bass earned his MBA in Finance in 2003.
There are many moving parts in this billion-dollar industry. Each trading platform continually strives to gain the best possible employee to do the task they ask of them. It’s an arena that many steps into, but very few succeed, at least to someone like Bass’ degree.
That’s why people like Bass, someone with the ability to head at massive companies, can get traded around like a game of cards. In the end, it’s the companies competing for these people, and the people benefiting from enhanced job offerings. The beauty is that these jobs aren’t ever in the same place, so people get to travel the world while they make money.